Women in Chemistry, Toronto Chapter (WICTO) is student-run initiative started in 2014 to promote gender diversity within the chemistry community through awareness, engagement and advocacy.

Q&A with Polly Arnold

In October, the CICTor and WICTO co-hosted the spectacular Prof. Polly Arnold from the University of Edinburgh for the E. Gordon Young Lecture. She spoke about her passion for f-block chemistry and her advocacy for diversity in STEM. WICTO had the opportunity to ask Prof. Arnold our die hard questions…

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Thank you, Prof. Arnold, for “Putting the f in chemistry”

Last Saturday, Oct 28th, some sixty graduate students, professors, and members of the public braved the rain to attend Professor Polly Arnold’s sunny and upbeat lecture which covered everything from Pacman and nuclear waste to Sherlock Holmes and blue glitter. Prof. Arnold holds the Crum Brown Chair at the University…

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Featured: E-Distillations Article

  The Women in Chemistry Initiative was featured in the November 2015 issue of the UofT Chemistry department’s monthly newsletter, E-Distillations. This was an amazing opportunity for our group, and allowed for increased exposure to students and faculty of what exactly WICTO represents and stands for. To read the article and learn more…

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